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Kingston After Dark: Interview with Amanda Palmer

Kingston After Dark: Interview with Amanda Palmer

I hadn’t had the pleasure of interviewing acclaimed songwriter and inspiring musicians’ advocate Amanda Palmer in about 11 years, since back when I worked for the now-shuttered AMP magazine. Nowadays she is a regional resident, a mom, a best-selling author and the force behind one of the most debated TED talks ever.

Cliffs and waterfalls in the Catskills

Cliffs and waterfalls in the Catskills

To geologists, there is a simple question. How did these waterfalls, with their hazards, come into existence? Haven’t waterfalls just always been there? Well no they haven’t; they were brought into existence by geological processes. We just have to be observant enough to figure out those processes.

The coaching game

The coaching game

Forget about all the blathering by the likes of Dick Vitale about what geniuses the two coaches are who happen to be directing the fortunes of the teams he happens to be working. Really, whatever the game, whoever the coaches, Vitale’s over-the-top positive platitudes are monkey-business as usual.

Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

New riff on the Matter of Britain in The Kid Who Would Be King; Dragon King marionettes; Chinese New Year crafts; Help out during the amphibian migration; Groundhog Day at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum; Ice Harvest Festival.